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Top-5 Players with Most Appearances in UEFA Champions League

One of the most prestigious tournaments in the football world, UEFA Champions League. It is a dream of some players to even play in the Champions League but some have mastered the art of it. Here, we look at the players with the Most Appearances in UEFA Champions League.

Have a look at these players with the Most Appearances in UEFA Champions League

5. Raul Gonzalez (Spain)- 142 Appearances

Raul is a Spanish football legend who played the lion’s share of his Champions League football for his boyhood club Real Madrid (130). He also featured in the competition playing for Schalke 04 (12). He stands at 5th on our list with 142 appearances in the competition/

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#4 Xavi Hernandez (Spain) – 151 Appearances

Like Messi, Xavi also spent most of his career at F.C. Barcelona and all of his Champions League appearances have been for the club. The generational midfielder was seen in the competition for a staggering 152 times putting him in the 4th spot.

#3 Lionel Messi (Argentina)- 152 Appearances

Lionel Messi played all of his Champions League football for his boyhood club, F.C. Barcelona. Messi has been a loyal servant to his club until his recent move to PSG following a financial crisis at F.C. Barcelona. The talismanic footballer has appeared in the competition for 152 times in the Barcelona shirt earning him the 3rd spot in the list.

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#2 Iker Casillas (Spain) (177 Appearances

Iker Casillas is one of the best goalkeepers to ever play football. He was the captain of the Real Madrid side that won their tenth Champions League trophy, famously known as “La Decima”. He made 177 appearances in the competition for Real Madrid (150) and F.C. Porto (27), earning him the 2nd spot in the list.

#1 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)- 180 Appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo has played for Sporting CP, Manchester United (56), Real Madrid (101) and Juventus (23) while appearing for all last three teams in the Champions League. Recently, he returned to Manchester United from Juventus. The crazily talented footballer has made 176 appearances in the competition, just putting him at the top in the list of Most Appearances in UEFA Champions League.

Most Appearances in UEFA Champions League History:

Rank Players Number of Appearances
5 Raul Gonzalez 142
4 Xavi Hernandez 151
3 Lionel Messi 152
2 Iker Casillas 177
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 180

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Sagnik Chakraborty
Sagnik Chakrabortyhttps://thesportslite.com
Sagnik Chakraborty, currently an MBA student in Sports Management, working in football analysis and content writing. He sees himself as one of the best football Analysts in India & the world.


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